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Why Is My Humidor Humidifier Fluctuating?

  A lot can throw a humidor out of whack–especially if the quality of the humidor itself is in question. Cigars can be resilient, and the occasional change in humidification isn’t always enough to permanently damage the tobacco. But that’s not outside the window of possibility. Fluctuations to your humidor’s...

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Why Does Placement Matter for Your Humidor Hygrometer?

  Still unhappy with the quality of smoke you’re getting from your cigars, but your humidor shows humidity levels are fine? Well, not all may be as it seems. Hygrometers for humidors have earned a less-than-trustworthy reputation among some humidor owners. Should you trust yours?  Recently, we chatted with Ian...

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What Will $100-$300 Get You In a Humidor?

  Buying a boutique cigar humidor box is kind of like opting to build a bigger and better garage for your car collection. Ever seen someone park their Corvette collection inside a dilapidated shack? Neither have we. But just like collector cars, we can’t take every cigar we own with...

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Why You Should Consider a Humidor with a Glass Top

  You tend to notice the humidor room inside an establishment right away. Whether it’s the location of the walk-in humidor or the glass walls and rows of brown hues behind them, it’s hard to miss a cigar room. And harder still not to take a look at their selection....

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How Exactly Does a Humidor Work?

Humidors are an important tool for any cigar enthusiast, and some would argue owning one is a requirement, not a recommendation. Humidors allow us to invest in a collection of high quality cigars without risking their deterioration due to a poor environment.   We tend to take a lot for...

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What Exactly Is a Humidor?

Even if you’re new to the world of cigars, you’ve probably heard of—or had other cigar enthusiasts mention to you—a humidor. But what is it?  Like any hobby, cigar appreciation is simple on the surface, but once you start to appreciate the finer elements of it, you’ll find there’s more...

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The Best Humidors on Amazon

For the conscientious cigar enthusiast, humidors are a necessity rather than an accessory. Humidors house your cigar collection and protect them, keeping them at the right humidity level and ensuring an enjoyable experience whenever you choose to partake. For those just beginning their journey into the world of cigars, finding...

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The Ultimate Guide to Seasoning a Humidor

Your humidor is the easiest and most important way to keep your cigars in good condition and tasting great. But without proper “seasoning,” your humidor is just a plain wooden box—and an improperly seasoned humidor can actually damage your cigars. No one wants to ruin a fun investment.  While every...

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How to Set Up and Use a Humidor

When you buy your humidor, it doesn’t come ready for you to pop your cigar collection in there right away. You need to set up your humidor before you can use it.  This setup doesn’t take too long, and it’s not a difficult thing to do, but it is important....

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